Capsule for the Day
The history of Israel is marked with many trials, tribulations and wars. There wasn't a day without its own trouble. Even in the contemporary context, Israel is still making the news headlines. Yet, they are the chosen race, the holy people, set aside for God and His purposes.
I often wonder how the Israelites dealt with their reality and the fact that they are God's holy people. Look at the holocaust for instance, why would they still worship the God who took pride in them but couldn't save them from that evil? Where is their Messiah? When is He coming?
It appears the chosen of God always have a dose of suffering. Look at Christ, He is the very definition of suffering, trials and tribulations. But He is also the Way through which suffering is transformed into the joy of the resurrection. Let's turn to Him and follow His Way in our suffering.
Fr. Francis Afu